CLEMSON, S.C. — Former Clemson athletic director Bill McLellan has died. He was 81.
Assistant athletic director Tim Bourret said Monday that McLellan died at Greenville Memorial Hospital. He did not have the cause of death.
McLellan was Clemson’s AD from 1971-85 when the Tigers won the 1981 national championship in football and oversaw expansion of Memorial Stadium to more than 80,000 seats. During McLellan’s tenure, the Tigers won 34 Atlantic Coast Conference championships in nine sports.
McLellan’s pushed to improve facilities. The school built the South upper deck of the football stadium in 1978 and matched that on the North side in 1983. The North side was named in McLellan’s honor last May.
After leaving Clemson, McLellan was Southern Miss athletic director from 1986 until retiring in 1998.